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High dietary ingestion of isoflavones from soy foods may produce a significant reduction in total and LDL cholesterol, especially in individuals with elevated cholesterol levels.
A healthy lipid profile and low cardiovascular disease risk are associated with frequent consumers of legumes.
A healthy cholesterol number is associated with frequent consumption of non-soy legumes.
Adequate intake of whole grains may help individuals to improve their lipid profile and maintain a healthy cholesterol number.
Reduced oxidative stress levels, low body fat, enhance antioxidant capacity, and improved lipid profile are associated with individuals on vegetarian diets.
Adequate intake of foods packed with soluble fiber, such as vegetables, legumes, and psyllium, may help lower blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and guard against the development of coronary heart disease.
Regular intake of foods high in soluble fiber, such as oat and psyllium, may help to reduce a high cholesterol number to a healthy one.
Strict adherence to a vegetarian dietary pattern may be beneficial in reducing the concentrations of cholesterol floating in the blood.
Regular intake of plant-based diets may help reduce cholesterol levels.